Friday January 12, 2018

The preschoolers engage with a variety of materials available throughout the classroom on a daily basis.  Each material and experience provides opportunity for children to develop a variety of learning goals across all developmental domains.  Here are a few of the choices children made this week. 

 Building with hollow blocks is always a favorite in our classroom.  The children use their imagination and interests to build structures which they then interact with in and on.  Building with hollow blocks provides opportunities for children to develop social and language skills as well as problem solving skills, math skills and scientific inquiry.

Building with hollow blocks is always a favorite in our classroom.  The children use their imagination and interests to build structures which they then interact with in and on.  Building with hollow blocks provides opportunities for children to develop social and language skills as well as problem solving skills, math skills and scientific inquiry.

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Cutting with scissors is a classroom learning goal-we provide various opportunities for children to develop scissor skills-cutting up paper for paper making, following the lines to cut out  a specific shapes.  Children are able to develop the skills at their own level in a variety of ways.

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Measuring using non standard units of measurement.  The growth chart uses both standard and non standard units of measurement.  The children connect various  manipulatives togtehr to compare length as well as countng how many ______equals how many______ as well as distance-how many_____to reach________

We provide a variety of building manipulatives for children to investigate and build with.

We have introduced journals into our preschool classroom.  Each child has their own journal that they can work on throughout the day, we also have journal time in the afternoons.  Children can draw, write, glue etc. in their journals.  It will be a journey of their workk samples throughout the year.